Heritage Day will be packed with activities for everyone
By Kristen Jones
Farmer Staff Writer
On Sept. 17, the community is invited to celebrate our local heritage at the McKenzie County Heritage Park in Watford City. This annual event is a community favorite with fun activities and events for the whole family.
The history of farming in this area is unique compared to other areas. Farmers and ranchers here use techniques like dry farming that are impossible to use in other parts of the world. The amount of food produced here is historically a significant percentage of the United States’ total production. Local production not only continues to feed people across the nation, but globally as well. Many of the activities and demonstrations exhibited on Heritage Day will focus on this agricultural heritage.
The opening ceremony is set to start at 11 a.m. and is “the most important part,” Sandy Reiker of the McKenzie County Heritage Park asserted. “We will have the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a flag folding by the American Legion Drill Team. We are also going to take this time to honor our first responders for all they do for this community.”